The handy version of this is a lesson in the school.
Contact for CPUSA: email@example.com
for Young Communist League (generally everybody under 30): firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you can use your chat box at lower right of your screen.
If you cannot find it, adjust the panels on your screen
If we know your state of the union, it would help us put you into CPUSA clubs
I'm a rank-and-file activist in Dallas, TX.
I take photos and write for peoplesworld.org
I'm active in mass movements.
Joined cpusa 1984
Basically, because they want to maximize their effectiveness in the struggle to liberate everybody. Any other reasons you'd like to suggest? Type them in the chat box
"At the risk of appearing ridiculous, let me say that the main motivation for revolutionaries is love!"
HOW do people join? From the CPUSA constitution:
ARTICLE III – Membership
SECTION 1. Any person living in the United States, 18 years of age or over, regardless of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, or religious belief, who subscribes to the principles and purposes of the Communist Party shall be eligible for membership....
SECTION 2. An application for membership may be received by any Party member, club, State (or District), or National body. The member or Party body receiving it shall promptly refer the application to the club (if known) and the State or District Committee where the applicant resides. The club and State or District leadership shall promptly confer about the application, and shall assign one or more members to meet or communicate with the applicant as soon as possible.... In unorganized territory, in the absence of a club, the new member shall be referred to the next leading committee having jurisdiction. It shall be the responsibility of the club, if any, or the next leading body jurisdiction, to assist the new member in becoming involved in Party education, mass work and other activities.
Why don't we change our name?
Why do some of us still use French words like "proletariat" instead of just saying "worker?"
Should we stand up at our next church meeting and announce that we must have the dictatorship of the proletariat?
Last Convention was held, May, 2010. Next one in 2014.
Between conventions, the National Committee is main leadership
Districts and clubs have a lot of latitude
Technology is creating wonderful new opportunities, but also a few questions that need to be worked through.
Democratic Centralism means majority rulerrIt means that those who speak for the Party are actually representative of the Party, not individuals with their own egotistic axes to grind.rrIt's only my personal opinion, but I believe that the internet has put a strain on our old understanding of democratic centralism. There are a lot of interesting questions raised by the new technology, and they are being worked out over time.
cpusa is an action organization, not a year-round discussion club
Probably the jobs crisis, but it's different in different places
Health care reform, jobs crisis, economic fightback, civil rights, civil liberties...
Basically, the same things any comrade can do.
"educate, agitate, organize"
Learn, practice, evaluate, learn, practice... etc
Everybody can study through http://tx.cpusa.org/school
Everybody can contribute a regular $$ sustainer to the national party
Send checks to CPUSA at 235 W 23rd St, NYNY 10011.
Everybody can function, as I do, as a "worker correspondent." Send articles directly to me at email@example.com
Are we alienated from everybody?
Do we think we are superior?
Do we love our countrymen & countrywomen?
For a short lesson on the nature of the Party, see http://tx.cpusa.org/school/abcs/partyx.htm